Have you ever heard the saying that “great abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym”?
Obviously, I’ve spent the last 3 weeks sharing ab workouts so I do believe in working those muscles to create a strong and stable core but I wouldn’t being doing anyone any good if I didn’t touch on the importance of a healthy diet, especially if you’re really looking to shape up your mid-section.
- Eat your veggies (lots)
- Limit your sugar intake (especially refined sugar and carbohydrates)
- Drink a lot of water (lots)
- Increase fiber & lean proteins (think quinoa, salmon, egg whites)
- Eat healthy fats (think avocado, olive oil, nuts)
Or just think this:
Source: startnow.stockphotosweb.com via Katie on Pinterest
If you’re interested in reading more, here are a couple great articles worth checking out:
10 Best Foods for Flat Abs via Fitness Magazine
Work It Out: The Ab Edition via Laura @ Sprint 2 The Table
But I’m not going to leave you all without a great workout this week. I want to re-share my Burpee Ab Blaster – this workout doesn’t disappoint and always leaves me tired and my abs burning.
I should also mention I tried the below ab workout over the weekend and it was definitely a great way to change things up but I would repeat this if you’re looking for a real ab burner to stand on it’s own.
Source: backonpointe.tumblr.com via Katie on Pinterest
Thanks for joining me for Love Your Abs February! I hope you were able to take something away and learn to love your abs a bit more. 🙂
I’m loving these abs posts… now just to do them… 😉
I love the acronyms!
And the burpee workout… might have to try that one tomorrow morning! 🙂
How am I supposed to do this?! I can sour the house and I’ll find 2, maybe 2, pairs of scissors max. Man!